Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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Reviews by Mryup:
4.63/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: A gentle pour produces the deepest of browns with red/yellows poking through in the light. 3/4 inch of dense, toasted head. "My apartment smells of rich mahogany" - Ron Burgandy. This is a great looking beer caught in a time warp.
S: "That's quite pungent". Good smells wafting to the olfactory. Rich molasses with sweet caramel malt Hops smell perfectly balanced with the malt. My barbaric senses can't pinpoint anything beyond although there some spices and maybe some plum.
T: I really thought the fruit would come out in the taste but I say say nay, it doesn't. Absolutely beautiful. Not sweet, but sugary molasses with surprisingly a lot of hops. Toasted malt as well. Some earthy spices and mild, mild aleish fruit esters poking through. All these things are PERFECTLY balanced.
M: A heavy beer but OH MY! More brilliance! The hops bring on a much needed bitterness creating the illusion of lightness.
D: Very drinkable for what it is.
Nothing revolutionary but it's impressively complex. A classic doppelbock that sets the bar.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2008 04:22:56 | More by Mryup
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4.2/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A- Dark, thick, cola-colored body with a huge, frothy light tan head.
S- Raisins, cherry licorice, rich bready malt. Big aroma filled with rich malts.
T- Very similar to the aroma, big rich malts, raisins, a nice toasted flavor to it with lots of sweetness to balance it out. Some of the aroma and flavor reminds me of the cherry licorice pipes my dad used to buy me.
M- Not quite as thick and chewy as I am used to with doppelbocks, but still very nice and good for the style.
O- A nice example of the style and one of the originals. Not quite as big as a would have imagined, but a solid beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 02:10:49 | More by stephenjmoore
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,950 ratings.